Student Employment Services

Employer On-Campus: Richardson International

January 19, 2017 • Written by

Opportunities in Processing Operations

Richardson International invites Construction Management students to an information session! Join us to learn more about our Operations Development full-time new graduate and student opportunities.

For more information, follow Richard International at:Richardson

Web: www.richardson.ca
Twitter: @Richardson_INTL
Instagram: @richardsoninternational


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
E308, Notre Dame Campus
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Refreshments provided

Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES
If you have difficulty registering contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.


Deadline for registration: January 27, 2017
Limited seating available – sign up early!

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Opportunities for students and graduates: Public Service of Canada

January 19, 2017 • Written by
If you are looking to gain work experience or to launch your career, the Public Service Commission of Canada offers various work experience and recruitment programs that might be right for you!
For students

Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP) 30084421754_33cbce59e9_z
Summer and part-time jobs for full-time secondary school, CEGEP, college, technical institute and university students for valuable learning opportunities in their fields of study.

Co-op/Internship Program
Practical work experience for post-secondary students enrolled in a Co-op or Internship program approved by the Public Service Commission of  Canada.

Research Affiliate Program (RAP)
Work experience for post-secondary students to help develop specific knowledge with actual ongoing research operations in the federal public service.

For post-secondary graduates

Post-Secondary Recruitment (PSR)
Career opportunities across Canada and overseas for university and college graduates in a variety of fields.

Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program (RPL)
Middle to senior-level positions designed for graduates who want a career in shaping public policy.

Visit Canada.ca/government-jobs for more information

Follow Government of Canada Jobs on Twitter: @jobs_gc

Making the most of career fairs

January 16, 2017 • Written by

The 2017 RRC Career Fair is days away!

Preparation is key for a productive networking experience at a career fair. Here are some tips on how to make the most out of this event:

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Before – Research the companies attending the fair, compose relevant questions you want to ask the employers, practice your self-introduction and plan your attire.

During – Introduce yourself to the employers that interest you, show enthusiasm and curiosity by sharing what you know about them and asking relevant questions.

After – Follow up with your connections!

To learn more about how to introduce yourself to an employer, what questions are considered relevant, and how to follow up with your connections, attend the next Career Fair: Strategies and Tips sessions.

You can also check out this tip sheet for more information: Make the Most of Career Fairs 

Contact Student Employment Services to book an appointment with an Employment Advisor to review your cover letter and resume, and to ask any other employment related questions you have by calling 204.632.3966 or emailing JobCentre@rrc.ca.

 

Professional Perspective: Writing cover letters

January 13, 2017 • Written by

Learn from the industry professionals on Professional Perspective, where they share their insights regarding various employment related topics!


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In this issue, Zain Ali, Human Resource Manager at Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd., is back to answer today’s question. Zain’s professional perspective comes from an accumulation of his personal experience as an international student and his professional work experience within various industries, and now as a Human Resource Manager.

Today’s question is:

When you are reviewing applications, what do you want to see in a cover letter?

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Zain’s Professional Perspective

A cover letter is the first impression you create for the potential employer you are trying to meet with. It is something that makes a candidate stand out from the rest of the applicants who are trying to get the job. So, make sure to write an impressive and effective cover letter.

What to include in the cover letter?

Before you start writing a cover letter, read the job description and understand what the employer is looking for in an ideal candidate and what the duties of the job are. Use this information to match the employer’s needs with your skills.

Begin writing: 1st paragraph

  • Start by explaining how you found out about the job, whether through an advertisement or by word of mouth.
  • Introduce yourself by including a line or two about your background, like what program you graduated from and the role that you want to play in the industry.

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Employer on-Campus: Perimeter Aviation

January 3, 2017 • Written by

Aero Spaces featuring Perimeter Aviation

Make the industry connections to help your career take flight!

Stop by the Stevenson Campus student lounge, grab a coffee, and connect with David Horvath from Perimeter Aviation to gain industry insights on what you can do now to help your aerospace and aviation careers take off!perimeter

January 11, 2017
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Main Floor – Student Lounge
Stevenson Campus
Refreshments provided

For additional information, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966 or email JobCentre@rrc.ca

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Employer on-Campus: Public Service Commission of Canada

December 22, 2016 • Written by

The Public Service Commission of Canada invites students interested in gaining work experience within the federal government to an information session!

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Every year across Canada, students and graduates are hired through recruitment programs administered by the Public Service Commission (PSC) of Canada on behalf of the Government of Canada. One such program is the Federal Student Work Experience Program (FSWEP).  It provides students with a wealth of opportunity and valuable work experience related to their field of study.

If you are a returning student, a student in an office administration related program, an Indigenous student, or a student with a disability interested in learning more about FSWEP and our other recruitment programs, please attend the information session.

Stay connected with us!
Twitter: @jobs_gc
Web: jobs.gc.ca


Thursday, January 19, 2017
Black Lecture Theatre
Notre Dame Campus
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

If you are interested in attending the information session please register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/ses


DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: January 17, 2017
Limited space available so sign up early!

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Employer on-Campus: RBC Information Session and Time4U Sessions

December 22, 2016 • Written by

RBC Campus Recruitment
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Join us to learn about how you can create a resume and application that stands out, how to build your personal brand on social media and learn about exciting career options at RBC!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Room E308
Notre Dame Campus
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES
Deadline for registration: January 13, 2017

Time4U Sessions

Throughout the year students’ #1 request is an individual meeting with a member of our RBC team. You want time to discuss the questions that are important to you. We’re listening!

RBC Time4U is an opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with a member of the RBC Campus Recruitment Team to discuss whatever is on your mind; from resumes to cover letters, personal brand to online profiles, RBC program and career information and everything in between.

The RBC team is on campus to assist you in making one of the biggest decisions of your life – the next step in your career! Space is limited and sign up will be on a first come, first served basis.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Room D102, Notre Dame Campus between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm.

Register online at: http://connect.rrc.ca/SES*
*Click on the RBC Time4U Sessions link located in the announcements section

Deadline for registration: January 13, 2017
Limited spots available – sign up early!

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Preparing for the RRC Career Fair 2017

December 22, 2016 • Written by

You keep hearing about the RRC 2017 Career Fair happening on January 25th and 26th and everyone says you should attend. But what are you supposed to do at a career fair?

Attend a Career Fair: Strategies and Tips Information Session to find out how to prepare for and what to expect at career fairs. Learn how to plan a strategy for the most effective and efficient use of your time, how to approach employers with an introduction that makes a good impression, and how to follow-up after the fair.

Notre Dame Campus Sessions

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, White Lecture Theatre
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, White Lecture Theatre

Exchange District Campus Sessions

Monday, January 16, 2017, 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, P107, CGA Manitoba Room
Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, P107, CGA Manitoba Room

Register for one of the sessions at http://connect.rrc.ca/SES

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Employer on-Campus: Bokhaut CPA Inc.

December 22, 2016 • Written by
Bokhaut Chartered Professional Accountant Inc. invites all Business Administration accounting students to an information session on employment opportunities.

For more information, visit: Bokhaut Chartered Professional Accountant Inc.

Notre Dame Campus

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
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12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

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Exchange District Campus

Thursday, January 12, 2017
P107 – CGA Manitoba Room
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm

Refreshments provided

Register online at http://connect.rrc.ca/SES
If you have difficulty registering, contact Student Employment Services at 204.632.3966.

Deadline for registration: January 5, 2017
Limited seating available – sign up early!

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Professional Perspective: Creating eye-catching resumes

December 19, 2016 • Written by

Welcome back to Professional Perspective where industry professionals share their insights regarding various employment related topics!


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Zain Ali, Human Resource Manager at Domo Gasoline Corporation Ltd., is back to answer today’s question. Zain’s professional perspective comes from an accumulation of his personal experience as an international student and his professional work experience within various industries, and now as a Human Resource Manager.

Today’s question is:

As a human resources professional, what do you look for in a resume?

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Zain’s Professional Perspective

A resume has about 10 seconds to get the recruiter’s attention. If there is nothing that stands out or at catches my attention, I move onto the next one. Here are 4 general things that I look for in a resume:

1. Education – training and certifications

The education an applicant lists provides me with an idea of what kind of person the candidate is – their knowledge, skills, learning attributes, vision and commitment to the field.

2. Experience – employment, internships and volunteering

I look for work related experiences – including both the duration and the organization. Duration denotes commitment and efficiency while the organization shows ambition and capability to handle jobs for different organizations and their products and services.

3. Responsibilities – detailed description

To understand how your experiences have prepared you for the job you are applying for now, I need you to make the connections for me. Your explanation will also tell me whether you are enthused about your previous jobs or otherwise.

4. Format – uniformity and professionalism

Use a good font (Times New Roman, Garamond, Arial or Georgia) and easy to read layout. Black and white is ideal. Adding colour isn’t bad, but the print quality shouldn’t compromise the uniformity or professionalism of your document.

And when it comes to resumes, I have my own pet peeves. As a final tip, don’t get caught having a resume with these:

  • Information written in pen
  • Coffee stains or other marks
  • Improper grammar
  • Photos and overly creative designs
  • Incorrect information and inflated titles
  • Third-person writing
  • Long resumes
  • Out-dated personal information 

For additional tips on how to develop your resume, visit Student Employment Services’ Online Employment Resources.

Everybody is unique – book an appointment with an RRC Employment Advisor at 204-632-3966 or JobCentre@rrc.ca for personalized supports!pp-banner

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